Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.


Common carrier cases present unique issues not always associated with motor vehicle accidents, so it is important that your defense counsel be well experienced in these types of cases. With a long history representing a wide range of clients, we have that experience. Our client base includes a large number of carriers, ranging from those with only a few power units to those with thousands of tractor-trailers.

We have a working knowledge of cargo and load-shifting claims, hours of service issues, driver qualification allegations, mechanical failures, EMC issues and other claims unique to the transportation industry. We have put that knowledge to work successfully defending carriers in catastrophic cases (multiple deaths) and serious injuries, as well as earning verdicts in favor of plaintiffs with significant disability from accidents.

From a liability perspective, we have the resources needed to be on the scene leading the defense investigation and are frequently called upon to respond to major accidents. From a damages standpoint, we protect your interests by working with life care plan specialists, economic experts, lost profit analysts, medical practitioners and psychological experts.

Critical Response Team

Every moment post-accident is critical. Recognizing the vital importance of early intervention, we have assembled a Critical Response Team to protect your interests in the event of an accident. The team includes multiple experienced transportation attorneys who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the capacity to be on the scene leading the defense investigation with qualified accident reconstructionists, private investigators and other professionals, we can help you navigate potential landmines before they damage your company. Depending on the location of the accident, it is not unusual for our team to be onsite before the law enforcement investigation is complete. With quick response, we are able to work with the driver before the first interview takes place.